What’s Trending with Mobile Test Automation Frameworks

Device runs at Bitbar Public Cloud
Device runs at Bitbar Public Cloud

For several years, we’ve been providing the most diverse and (by far) the largest mobile device farm for our users. Bitbar Public Cloud (Testdroid Cloud) has been incrementally growing year by year and more device runs have been executed quarter by quarter. Furthermore, every now and then it’s great to deep dive with all this data, gather and analyze the most interesting aspects of how people use their mobile test automation environments and frameworks.

Here are some facts and numbers from our Public Cloud during the last year, especially when it comes to used test automation frameworks with it.

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The Most Popular Devices Globally for Mobile App Testing

THe most Popular Devices for Mobile App Testing
THe most Popular Devices for Mobile App Testing

“What devices should we use to test our applications” is a question we get on daily basis from our customers. As we have over 70,000 users from all over the world and from every possible industry sector, there is no simple answer to this question.

The diversity that different application segments require for mobile app testing is enormous and for example game developers tend to use different types of devices for testing when compared to enterprise app developers. The very same applies for users, people who use that app/game on their devices. We’ve included both Android and iOS devices in our data.

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Android Espresso Tutorial for Mobile App Testing

android espresso tutorial for app testing
android espresso tutorial for app testing

Espresso has been one of the most used test automation framework for Android app testing. We’ve provided support for it with all our solutions since 2013 and it’s time to look how things have evolved and what’s new with Android Espresso testing. You can quickly get started with Android Espresso using Bitbar Public Cloud.

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First Glance: The Impact of Android N Developer Preview for App Testing

Dear Testdroiders,

Just earlier this week, Google announced the new Android N Developer Preview. The entire ecosystem is eager to hear what next alphabet – Android N – will be eventually called. But more importantly, there are tons of great new features, enhancements and promise of something great becoming finally available through this Android N release. The official version of Android N is estimated to be available during Q3’2016.

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Solving the Fragmentation in Android World

OpenSignal’s recent report on Android Fragmentation has enabled every Android enthusiast to visualize how Android looks like in 2015 and how Samsung dominates the Android world. By comparing the chart between 2014 and 2015, you can easily find the market share of device model has changed, the number of manufacturers has increased, and the Android world has become more fragmented. It can be easily predicted that Android world will become more chaotic year over year.

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What to Expect from Google I/O 2015

3 weeks left – Google I/O 2015 is kicking off at 9 am PDT on May 28.

As the most important annual event targeting Android enthusiasts, Google I/O surely excites everyone in Android world. During the event, every Android developer has a chance to attend the code labs, sessions, and hands-on learning. For most of the Android lovers, however, the most exciting part is that many new stuff will be unveiled and announced at the show.

So what are you expecting from Google I/O 2015? We have made a wild guess below and you can share with us in our comment section if anything interesting on your mind.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Ready for You

Hello everyone,

Ever thought to test your Android apps/games on Samsung’s new flagship devices as early as today? You’ve come to the right place at the right time. We have added Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Testdroid Cloud and they are available to test with a valid Testdroid license today.

Next is to see how your apps/games perform on new Samsung beasts now. 

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What Should We Expect from Android M? – Part #2

Android M Features

Since the preview of Android L, it was proved to be a much better, nicer, and more powerful Android operating system than ever. With that being said, there might be still some features that you were expecting but missing in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Few days ago, we have covered quick answers to some quick questions about Android M. Today, let’s take a look at what we should expect from Android M (If your expectations are not listed below, share it with us in comments).

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What Should We Expect from Android M? – Part #1

Android M

[Latest news]: Over the last weekend, Google had a step further and made Android 5.0 Lollipop available on its 2012 flagship – Nexus 4 with build number LRX21T.

While Google is continuing its launch of Android 5.0 to more and more device models (Nexus family gets the first), the successor to Android Lollipop seems to be already planned at Google. If it goes the same way, the next Android version would most likely be dubbed as Android M.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Available at Testdroid Cloud

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Few days ago, we compared the app robustness on the latest Android and iOS versions – Android 4 KitKat and iOS 8. While the findings are quite intriguing, quite a few comments we’ve received reveal a higher interest in seeing how Android 5.0 Lollipop is compared to iOS 8 – on every perspective. We will soon get you there, as we have made Android 5.0 Lollipop available on our Nexus devices at Testdroid Cloud.

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